The Book of Ser Marco Polo, the Venetian, Concerning the Kingdoms and Marvels of the East. Newly Translated and Edited, with Notes, Maps, and Other Illustrations By Colonel Henry Yule, C.B.
(Exploration - Travel - Marco Polo)

Tokyo Japan: Kyoyekishosha, 1874. In two volumes; xl + 444 + xxi + 606 pages; useful index for both volumes at back of Vol. II; this is the Kyoyekishosha reprint of the 1874 John Murray London printing; with color frontispieces, color & black and white illustrations and plates; maps (some folded) plans, facsimiles (some folded); previous owner initials on front endpapers; approx. 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" size; bound in gray-green cloth, black line-rules, gilt spine titles; a little edge, tips wear to the boards; in very good condition and in addition, giving some insight into the Japanese printing and publishing of western Asia travel classics. Sir Henry Yule (1820 -1889) British geographer "...his new edition of the Travels of Marco Polo, published in 1871 (for which he was awarded the gold medal of the Italian Geographical Society and the founder's medal of the Royal Geographical Society), which secured him lasting fame. This two-volume work, long in gestation, represented the fruit not only of his own extensive researches in Palermo, Venice, Florence, Paris, and London, but also of extensive correspondence with scholars throughout the world, including Cristoforo Negri (founder of the Italian Geographical Society) and George Perkins Marsh. It has long been considered an authoritative, if somewhat voluminous, source on Marco Polo's travels.." (Felix Driver in the ODNB) Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: 24422)


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